Goodmans at the LSUC's Crowdfunding Primer for Business Lawyers
|Lawyer||Sheldon Freeman, David Lederman, Neill May, David Zitzerman|
|Area||Corporate Finance and Securities|
Thursday, March 12, 2015
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Chair: David Zitzerman, Partner, Goodmans LLP
From start-up companies to game developers and movie producers, crowdfunding has caught on as a source of financing. Do you understand the liability issues and the tax implications of this new phenomenon? Or the differences between "reward," "donation," "equity," and "lending- based" crowdfunding? You need to know the answers sooner rather than later. In the U.S., the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (JOBS) will open up equity crowdfunding to non-accredited investors, and the OSC could soon follow suit. Our presenters explain the very latest legal developments in Canada and the U.S. that affect crowdfunding, and they bring you up to speed on how this new financing tool can work for your entrepreneurial, accredited, and non-accredited investor clients.